Today's Follow The Money column comes from this afternoon's Lingfield and Nottingham meetings
"Ocean Legend won a nine runner handicap off a BHA mark of 71 at Kempton last week. He has managed to sneak into this 0-70 classified event today, so you can see the attraction he holds in the market."
Our first selection runs in the 15:00 6f Claim Stks at Lingfield where Ocean Legend has seen some strong market support this morning, backed in from 2.6613/8 in to 2.265/4. He arrives in grand order having notched three wins from his last five starts. The pick of those was at Kempton last week where he won a nine runner handicap off a BHA mark of 71. He has managed to sneak into this 0-70 classified event today, so you can see the attraction he holds in the market. Without a doubt he looks the one to side with.
Our next selection comes from Nottingham where Yourartisonfire has been well backed in the 16:10 1m Hcap, moving from 7.06/1 in to 5.39/2. He made a bright start to last season winning at Haydock over a mile. He was gelded prior to making a similarly impressive start to this season where he made the frame to finish an impressive third over a mile in a Doncaster handicap for the second year running. He should also enjoy the ground today as he goes well on soft, and with Silvestre De Sousa on board he commands plenty of respect.
We stay at Nottingham for our final selection, our lay, who contests the 16:40 1m Hcap. We're opposing What Asham, who has drifted in the market this morning, from 2.6213/8 out to 4.1. He has been a real improver over recent weeks claiming a pair of wins on the fibresand at Southwell. The first of those was a wide margin win but he somehow managed to escape a penalty to go on and follow it up eight days later. However, he has been walloped with a 12lb penalty today and that, coupled with a return to turf, rather than his favoured Fibresand explains the big market drift.
Back Ocean Legend @ 2.265/4 in the 15:00 at Lingfield
Back Yourartisonfire @ 5.39/2 in the 16:10 at Nottingham
Lay What Asham @ 4.1 in the 16:40 at Nottingham
Follow The Money 2015 P/L
P/L: + 41.86pts
Based on prices at time of publication, calculated before commission. Correct to end of March.